CrossFit WOD Tips: 3/24/11

Posted: March 24, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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Rope Climbs. The last time I had thought about climbing a rope was probably in middle school. I just knew I wasn’t very good at them, and quite frankly, the thought of falling from a height didn’t seem too appealing to me. In fact, the last gym where I worked actually had it’s own rope, and I still didn’t climb it once. Instead I let the “Fear” stop me.

Well, fast forward to November of last year and MBS CrossFit’s “Turkey Challenge”. We ran a 5k outside for the first event, did the CrossFit Total for the second and then they announced WOD #3.

Ground to Overheads, fine. Burpee Wall Jumps, fine. ROPE CLIMBS?!?! FIVE of them!?! Needless to say, it caught me off guard, but I just had to buckle down and do them.

Had I practiced them beforehand they would have been much easier, so I am hoping that this video (which also features an awesome performance by Chris Spealler) gives you some ideas on how to be a better rope climber.

The moral of the story:
Don’t let your “FEARS” determine what you stay away from. Find a weakness, or an “Area for Improvement” as I prefer to call it, and spend some time making yourself better at it! One CrossFit motto is “You’re only as strong as your weakest link”, right? Get stronger.

  1. Jamie says:

    I love that this guy has camera’s attached to the equipment. It provides a good perspective.

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